Indiana Pacers: Time for the Youth Movement To Begin

January 26th, 2011 by Chad Smith Leave a reply »
Tonight the Pacers dropped their sixth game in a row at Conseco Fieldhouse, falling to the Orlando Magic, 111-96.

Dwight Howard led the way for Orlando, with 19 points and 16 rebounds. The Magic had six players score in double figures. Danny Granger put in 27 points for Indiana, while Darren Collison added 21.

While the game was never close after the first quarter, there were some interesting notes in this game. Even though Mike Dunleavy got the start in place of Brandon Rush, rookie Paul George actually played 33 minutes in this game. He finished with ten points, and seven rebounds for the Pacers. Head coach Jim O'Brien had been hinting that this could happen, and many fans are glad to see O'Brien actually start playing the younger guys.

Brandon has been labeled as "inconsistent" throughout his entire NBA career, and rightfully so. Tonight he played just six minutes, finishing with three points. Even though Tyler Hansbrough only played 19 minutes tonight, that was more of a match-up issue with Orlando, than anything else.

James Posey played more than usual in his place because the Magic had Ryan Anderson out there at PF. Hansbrough c ...

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